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Deviled Egg South Water Kitchen
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Hungry, Bird-Brained, Battered, and Fried

Do you listen to people when they express an opinion aboutย what YOU ought to be doing, living, thinking in your life? I doubt it, because like me, your mind is already made up. You’ve already crossed that line, and waded into the deep end.…

June 13, 2014
Soda fountain "Not a Winner"
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Two Pills Shy of An Addiction

I have a friend who excels at marketing. He’s great at creating and selling products, for one because he has an eye for design, but mostly, because he understands human nature. The ability to figure out what goes on inside the deepest, darkest recesses…

March 28, 2014
The Dancers at the DCPA
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The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth. Let’s Party!

About six weeks ago, Dr. K circulated an email to the rest of our family, highlighting an important event. He informed us that, โ€œAt 2:15P today it will be 11/12/13 14:15, let’s PARTY!โ€ And, to make a red-letter day all that much better, he…

December 27, 2013
We celebrate Hanukkah whenever my college kids show up after finals.
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At the Mercy of the Moon. The Miracle of Thanksgivukkah

Jews are at the mercy of the moon’s cycles when determining holiday dates. When I was about eleven, to Grandpa Herman’s chagrin, the cousins started an annual tradition of singing Christmas carols after Thanksgiving dinner. We six girls enjoyed singing together, although my sisters…

November 15, 2013
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Picket Fences and Pockets of Humanity

Sometimes, curiosity gets the better of me. That overwhelming urge to peep into the lives of others could also be ascribed to boredom, which is what I suppose my state of mind is when I succumb to reading the Crime Beat in our town’s…

July 12, 2013
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If Emily Post Played Words with Friends

The world has become more complicated since I was in third grade. It used to be that I knew exactly who my friends were, and I knew that because they were the ones who handed me a birthday party invitation when the teacher’s back…

April 3, 2013
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Putting the Squeeze On

I have a confession to make, one that might make me seem unpatriotic, or at least Un-American. I fall asleep watching football games. There is something somnolence-inducing about all the preparations required for full-on game involvement. I think the effect begins while I’m mashing…

January 26, 2013